Wangfujing Night Market offers an incomparable selection of culinary delights of the Middle Kingdom. Some, however, are reserved for the daring: scorpion skewers, lamb tripe, and grilled centipedes are local delicacies that provoke you with their aromas, flavours, and appearance. But there is also, happily, a wide choice of more traditional dishes, such as marinated meat kebabs and steamed tapas called diaozi to feast on.
Be careful about spices because the Chinese love eating spicy food and they enjoy watching tourists turn bright red when they encounter a few cleverly chopped and concealed scarlet chillies. The street life is fascinating. And you will realize that it is not a myth: the Chinese really are fond of chicken feet and sea cucumbers.